Sreesanth’s Life Ban on cricket reduced to 7 Years

Sreesanth’s Life Ban on cricket reduced to 7 Years | Current Affairs

Points to Remember:

  • Former India paceman Shanthakumaran Sreesanth’s life ban for alleged spot-fixing in IPL games was reduced to seven years in an order passed by BCCI Ombudsman, Justice (Retd.) DK Jain
  • The BCCI banned Sreesanth for life in September 2013, along with his Rajasthan Royals teammates Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, for indulging in alleged spot-fixing in the IPL that year.
  • However, the cricketer could be back to all forms of cricket from 13th September 2020

About Board of Control for Cricket in India

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is the national governing body for cricket in India
  • Grant Govan was its first president and Anthony De Mello its first secretary
  • Headquarters: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • President: Vinod Rai (interim)
  • CEO: Rahul Johri
  • Vice president: J L Shinde
  • Secretary: Kalika Yadav
  • Men’s coach: Ravi Shastri
  • Women’s coach: W. V. Raman
Important Possible questions based on above News:
  1. Name the cricketer, whose life-time ban has been reduced to seven years by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently? S Sreesanth
  2. Who was the first president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)? Grant Govan

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